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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

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  1. 1
    + 4014
    - 1635

    the people's #1
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3739
    - 1595

    most listed
    Quarterback

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3343
    - 1341

    Running back

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 3477
    - 1076

    Running back

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2453
    - 1200
    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2997
    - 1942

    Quarterback

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2350
    - 1202

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1980
    - 1130

    Quarterback

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2955
    - 2071

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1965
    - 904

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2340
    - 839

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2002
    - 947

    Running back

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1913
    - 1040

    Quarterback

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1913
    - 1051

    Quarterback

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1576
    - 829

    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1577
    - 715

    Quarterback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1513
    - 947

    Quarterback

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1927
    - 1000

    Linebacker

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1515
    - 696

    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1628
    - 734

    Wide receiver

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1623
    - 705
    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1077
    - 619

    Running back

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1214
    - 592

    Running back

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1357
    - 309

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1171
    - 816

    Tight end

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 974
    - 538

    Running back

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 943
    - 615
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1026
    - 700

    Quarterback

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1179
    - 668

    Quarterback

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 939
    - 550

    Linebacker

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 802
    - 560
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 985
    - 618

    Quarterback

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 878
    - 513

    Quarterback

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1052
    - 641

    Quarterback

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 939
    - 278

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 805
    - 452
    ) open
  37. 37
    + 803
    - 448
    ) open
  38. 38
    + 839
    - 285

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 911
    - 599

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 781
    - 398

    Quarterback

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 886
    - 455

    Tight end

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1294
    - 842

    Running back

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 726
    - 603
    ) open
  44. 44
    + 962
    - 548

    Quarterback

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 713
    - 468

    Free Safety

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 686
    - 489

    Cornerback

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 704
    - 395

    Linebacker

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 554
    - 391

    Running back

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  49. 49
    + 557
    - 386

    Quarterback

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  50. 50
    + 698
    - 517

    Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    ) open
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